Past Events

Darpa Wants Sensors To Find Low-Orbiting Debris

AviationWeek.com,
16 December 2013
In a bid to boost the ability to track orbital debris that could endanger satellites, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is seeking methods for the uncued detection of objects in low-inclined low Earth orbit (LILO). The LILO project is part of Darpa’s OrbitOutlook (O2) program to bolster the U.S. Space Surveillance Network (SSN) with new sensor, database and validation capabilities. The SSN is tasked with observing and tracking space objects. Low-inclined LEO objects are defined as those orbiting at an altitude of less than 1,000 km and an orbital inclination of 0±20-deg. (prograde, or orbiting with the rotation of the Earth) or 180±20-deg. (retrograde), Darpa says in a new solicitation.
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DDTC ups the ante on data gathering from ITAR-registered companies and introduces electronic filing
6 November 2013
Holland and Knights
Pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has issued a revised Statement of Registration (DS-2032) form and now allows it to be filed electronically. The registration form retains its basic structure, but DDTC requires more detailed ownership information than it did previously.
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Export control overhaul sparks national security scrap
21 October 2013
The Hill 
The Obama administration's landmark update of federal export controls could hurt the economy and undermine national security, two experts warned Wednesday, a day after the massive regulatory effort began to take effect ...
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